Marking the first project to come out of its first-look deal with writer, director and producer Paul Andrew Williams, eOne will serve as the studio for the television adaptation which will be developed in partnership with Cameron Roach’s company Rope Ladder. Hallett will adapt the novel for the screen herself, while Williams will direct the series and eOne will handle the global rights.
The Twyford Code is told, found-footage style, via automatic transcriptions of recordings made by a former prisoner determined to discover what happened to his teacher. Miss Iles vanished on a school trip in 1983 after becoming convinced there were hidden codes in the work of a disgraced children’s author.
“Janice Hallett’s ingenious second novel has rightly gained a fanbase of epic proportions. We are thrilled that she has chosen to bring the book to eOne and our brilliant partner from Rope Ladder Fiction, Cameron Roach,” said Sharon Hughff, eOne’s creative director, scripted television, UK.